Is your boat stored for the winter in the Lake George Region?
Get an invasive species inspection seal now!
The Commission has established a “Frozen Boats” Program that allows local residents to have their boats certified as invasives- free with a Vessel Inspection Control Seal in advance of the 2014 boating season. Having a boat with an intact inspection seal acquired through the Frozen Boats Program removes the need for that boat to visit one of the six regional inspection stations for clean, drained, and dry inspection prior to its first launch of the year into Lake George. This is a local program that provides inspection seals for trailered boats that have been demonstrated to be exposed to the winter elements sufficiently long to kill an aquatic invasive species. The earliest ice out on our local water bodies will signify the end of the 2014 Frozen Boats Program, and Vessel Inspection Control Seals will not be applied through this program after that date.
Stored at a Local Storage Facility?
The Commission has drafted agreements with local marinas and haulers which include provisions for the Frozen Boats Program. If your boat is presently in the care, custody, and control of a local winter storage facility, please contact this facility for details. It is likely that storage facility is covered under their operating agreement, and there is nothing further you have to do. If you boat is stored on blocks and seasonally transported with a hydraulic trailer by a local hauler, please contact your hauler for details. Many regional haulers will also have agreements in place for this program.
Administration & Contacts
The Commission has teamed up with its local partners to administer the Frozen Boats Program. If you have a trailered boat that qualifies for this program and you would like to receive this service, please contact the Commission office or your local Frozen Boats representative listed below.